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Fallen Louisiana Marine to receive hero's welcome in New Orleans

Corporal Bryan Lauw (Source: Facebook) Corporal Bryan Lauw (Source: Facebook)
USMC Cpl. Bryan Lauw escort route, via Louisiana State Police USMC Cpl. Bryan Lauw escort route, via Louisiana State Police
NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) -

A fallen Denham Springs Marine will be received in New Orleans on Friday evening.

Cpl. Bryan Lauw was killed in a single-vehicle rollover crash on Sept. 10 during a training exercise at Camp Pendleton, CA. His body will arrive in New Orleans Friday and transported to Denham Springs.

Lauw, 21, was part was part of Charlie Company, 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division where he served as an anti-tank missleman.

While in the Marines, Lauw served on the USS America, an amphibious assault ship, in Central and South America. He had recently returned from a deployment to Jordan. 

He was awarded the National Defense Service medal, Global War on Terrorism Service medal, a Sea Service Deployment ribbon, a Meritorious Mast and four Letters of Appreciation among other awards.

A plane carrying Lauw’s body will arrive at Louis Armstrong International Airport around 5:30 p.m. Friday. From the airport, Lauw will be escorted to his final resting place in Denham Springs.

Friends and family members invite the public to honor the fallen soldier during his escort. Those attending are asked to bring flashlights and flags. A map of the procession route can be viewed here.

A visitation will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Amite Baptist Church, 7100 Amite Church Road, Denham Springs, La. A service will follow at 2 p.m. 

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